I love to read, no surprise there. I read a lot. A LOT. But, this summer, during an extended pastoral sabbatical, I read significantly more. I counted 30 books completely read, but here's a list of 25 of them that I remember (and took photos of).
  1. Simply Ramen: A complete course in preparing ramen at home by Amy Kimoto-Kahn
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  2. The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future by Steve Case
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  3. The Angels Game (a novel) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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  4. Destiny of the Republic: a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president by Candice Millard
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  5. Girl on the Train (a novel) by Paula Hawkins
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  6. The 10-second Rule: following Jesus made simple by Clare De Graff
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  7. Rolling Nowhere: riding the rails with America's hoboes by Ted Conover
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  8. How to be a Man: (and other illusions) by Duff McKagan
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  9. Before the Fall (a novel) by Noah Hawley
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  10. Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch by Alea Milham
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  11. Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodnard
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  12. Disappearing Church: from cultural relevance to gospel resilience by Mark Sayers
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  13. Design Your Day: be more productive, set better goals and live life on purpose by Claire Diaz-Ortiz
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  14. Sea and Smoke: flavors from the untamed Pacific Northwest by Blaine Wetzel
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  15. Visual Theology: Seeing and understanding the truth about God by Tim Challies
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  16. Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: inside the minds of history's great personalities by Claudia Kalb
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  17. Good Faith: being a Christian when society thinks you're irrelevant and extreme by Gabe Lyons and David Kinnaman
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  18. Mind Hacking: how to change your mind for good in 21 days by Sir John Hargrave
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  19. Mexican Hat (a novel) by Michael McGarrity
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  20. Eat Street: the ManBQue guide to making street food at home by John Carruthers
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  21. How to Pray by R.A. Torrey
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  22. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
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  23. The Amish: a consist introduction by Steven Nolt
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  24. Tribe: on homecoming and belonging by Sebastian Junger
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  25. Prisoner of Heaven (a novel) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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